The virtual scene is set — the characters are shaded and posed, the lights and camera are in position, and the simulations are ready to run. But no one knows what it looks like until the rendering process turns all that data and programming into an image we can see by determining the color of each pixel in the image.
Rendering technical directors optimize the process of turning data into final 2D images. Scenes don’t always render perfectly the first time. Rendering TDs come in and try to figure out what went wrong.
Continue to explore using Pixar in a Box, a set of lessons developed by Pixar and Khan Academy. Follow the link for a lesson on Rendering.